The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) General Application is used for a number of named
scholarship funds established by various donors. Some of the funds stipulate that applicants meet certain eligibility
criteria, i.e., resident of specific conference, majoring in specified field, etc. Scholarship fund descriptions are
available at www.umhef.org. Please send only one application. Applicant will be considered for only one award from UMHEF funds during an academic year.
DEADLINE: Application and all required documents must be postmarked no later than March 1.
Applications will be accepted beginning January 2 each year for the following academic year. Faxes or photocopies
of completed application and supporting documentation will not be accepted.
BASIC CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY FOR ALL SCHOLARSHIPS: Must be an active, full member of The United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to applying.
Members of other Methodist denominations are not eligible. International students must be attending a
United Methodist-related institution in the United States.
Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in a full-time degree program (graduate or undergraduate) at a
regionally accredited educational institution in the U.S. Priority is given to applicants enrolled or planning to
enroll in a United Methodist-related institution. Doctoral (PhD) candidates are not eligible.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Complete in full. Every question must be answered and all sections of the form must be completed; please
type or print legibly.
Applications not complete by the deadline date will not be considered by the Scholarships Committee.
An Official Transcript (no copies) of your most recent academic work (with grades through Fall Semester)
must be submitted with your application.
Letters of Recommendation: Instructions for each letter are printed on page 5 of the application. It is
important that these letters be enclosed with your complete application when it is mailed to UMHEF.
Applicant's essay:On a separate sheet of paper, write an essay of 200 words or less, including information
as indicated in Applicant's Essay Guidelines on page 5 of the application.
SEND ONLY ONE APPLICATION. Applicant will be considered for only one award from UMHEF
funds during an academic year. Scholarship fund descriptions are available at www.umhef.org.
You are urged to have your completed application (including transcript, recommendation letters and essay)
in the UMHEF office at least one month before the deadline date.
Mail completed application and required documents to:
United Methodist Higher Education Foundation
P.O. Box 340005
Nashville, TN 37203-0005
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